At 3 PM Mel Larch devotes the entire hour of Curtain Call to music from four musicals: Sing Street, Anything Can Happen in the Theater: The Musical World of Maury Yeston, Soft Power and the 2020 stream cast of Pride and Prejudice: A New Musical.
Sing Street is based on a 2016 film called Just Can’t Get Enough, and boasts a New Wave-inflected score with new songs by John Carney and Gary Clark The show opens with its sole cover, the 1981 Depeche Mode song from which the movie drew its name. The movie has been adapted into a stage musical by Enda Walsh,that features direction by Tony winner Rebecca Taichman and explores the power of first love and music against the backdrop of 1980s Dublin.
Anything Can Happen in the Theater: The Musical World of Maury Yeston is an off-Broadway revue that just opened last December, and will reopen as soon as possible. This musical celebration features a collection of songs from the two-time Tony Award-winning composer and lyricist Maury Yeston.
Soft Power, an exploration of America’s current place in the world, told through an East-West musical from China’s point of view, just closed in December of last year off-Broadway, and features book and lyrics by Tony Award winner David Henry Hwang and music and additional lyrics by Tony Award winner Jeanine Tesori (Fun Home).
Pride and Prejudice: A New Musical is a streaming production of the 2018 musical, with book and lyrics by Paul Gordon. This new cast recording is from that streaming performance, which premiered a few weeks ago, and can still be viewed at streamingmusicals.com.
Curtain Call can be heard on The AIR Wednesday at 3 PM, with replays Thursday at 8 AM and 9 PM, Friday at 10 AM and Saturday at 6 PM. An all-night marathon of Curtain Call episodes can be heard Wednesday nights, beginning at Midnight, and an additional marathon can be heard Sunday evenings from 6 PM to midnight..